Assumed Name for Business

 

Assumed Name Application and Law

Assumed Name Application, the fee is $16 to apply in the Warren County Recorder's office.  The form must be completed, signed and notarized.
Once filed, a publication notice will be given to the applicant. That publication notice must be taken to the newspaper to be published once a week for 3 weeks.  After the 3rd publication, the newspaper will send the Recorder's office a certification of publication.  Once the certification of publication is received, the application will be given a file number.   The Recorder's office will then complete and mail to the Business Owner a Certificate of Ownership.
          If the publication notice is not published and a certification of publication is not received within 50 days of filing, the assumed name
          application will be marked NULL and VOID. 

A Change of Name filed for an Assumed Name filed in the Warren County Recorder's Office is $16 to file.    The form must be completed, signed and notarized.
Once filed, a publication notice will be given to the applicant. The publication notice must be taken to the newspaper to be published once a week for 3 weeks. After the 3rd publication, the newspaper will send the Recorder's office a certification of publication. Once the certification of publication is received the application will receive a file number. 
          If the publication notice is not published and a certification of publication is not received within 50 days of filing, the assumed name
          application will be marked NULL andVOID.

WHO NEEDS TO REGISTER UNDER THE ASSUMED NAME?
     Sole proprietorships -
Businesses defined under state law as being owned by an individual or a married couple.
     General partnerships -
An association of two or more persons who carry on as co-owners of a for-profit business entity.
     Professional services corporations - A business corporation formed by an individual or group of individuals who are required by law to be licensed or obtain other legal authorization from the state to deliver services (examples include doctors, dentists, land surveyors, podiatrists and some attorneys). Proof of filing with the Secretary of State's office is required.
          NOTE: By adding any word(s) to your own personal name you have constituted an assumed name. For example: adding the word "Company" or "Service" behind your personal name constitutes an assumed name.

WHAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU CAN OBTAIN AN ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE?
The application can be picked up from the County Recorder's Office     OR   can be downloaded from above.   The application must be completed, signed in front of a notary,
fee is $16 made payable to the County Clerk.
The application and check can be delivered to the County Recorder's office    OR    mailed to the Warren County Clerk's Office, 100 W. Broadway, Monmouth IL 61462

Once the application is filed,  the applicant must deliver or mail the publication notice to the Review Atlas/Galesburg Register Mail.
The publication must be published once a week for 3 weeks.    After the third week, the newspaper will send a certificate of publication to the County Clerk. Once the certification of publication is received a file number will be assigned to the application. 
The County Clerk will then send a Certificate of Ownership to the owners listed on the application and a receipt. 
             If the publication notice is not published and certification of publication is not filed within 50 days from the date of filing,
             the assumed name application will be marked NULL and VOID.